Torma Making Workshop – giving Dharma through Art


Saturday 6th July 10am – 5.00pm



Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 24 Rugby St, Merivale, Christchurch

About the Day Course

Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre is delighted to be holding a workshop on the traditional Buddhist art of torma making. Tormas are traditional food offerings (usually made of marzipan or fondant) that are offered to the Buddhas in various ritual practices and prayers such as empowerments, retreats and chanted prayers. Representing an offering of great bliss, tormas can range from very simple to exquisitely beautiful.

Join us as qualified torma maker, Andrew Doughty teaches us the various types of tormas and how to make them in a qualified manner according to the New Kadampa lineage. The workshop will be practical and a lot of fun. It is suitable for everyone, whether you are an experienced practitioner or a complete beginner. So come join us as we learn about the various types of tormas and how to make them. Everyone welcome


$65 per day includes lunch and morning/afternoon tea, plus $15 for materials
Booking is essential, so please book online now, or contact the Centre to book your place

What to expect at a class

These classes are based on Buddha’s teachings on the mind, but you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend, or to benefit from them.

There is no physical exercise involved and you can choose to sit either in a chair or on a cushion.

These classes are suitable for all levels of experience.